Setting out on a day tour from Sarajevo to discover the fascinating cities of Mostar, Konjic, Jablanica, Počitelj, Blagaj and Kravice Waterfalls is a perfect way to enhance your Herzegovina holiday.
This UNESCO-focused tour is the ideal approach to experience the stunning beauty, cultural diversity, and intriguing history of the Herzegovina region.
Complementing this experience, our tours are assured to depart regardless of the number of participants. Plus, we maintain a cozy and personal atmosphere by limiting group sizes to no more than 8 travelers, allowing for a more individualized and memorable journey.
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Departure Times Tour departs at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations Tour departs once a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup, please let us know in advance.
Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the locations, we use vehicles during the tour.
Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. Your guide will help you experience all cultural, historical, natural diversity of Herzegovina most beautiful cities and will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.
The morning ride will take us through the interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan Mountain and enter the Herzegovina region. As soon as we are in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending, as a region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and has a totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural environment change.
The day’s first stop is a short visit to the old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for the 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over the turquoise Neretva River, usually a very sunny place, is the day’s perfect start. Standing on WW2’s last day, during the Nazi withdrawal and destroyed bridge, we learn the story of the “monument to human stupidity”, the mystery of Tito’s Bunker, the famousness of white water rafting at upper Neretva region and glacier Boracko Lake, and the few other stories before we continue our way.
The ride continues by passing the large, dammed but very beautiful Jablaničko lake, with a short stop at Jablanica where we will cross the river, walking just next to the remains of the old bridge and learn the WW2 story of the “Neretva Battle”.
When in Jablanica, the story of the famous roasted lamb on the spit is an absolute must, so we will make sure to “sniff” into the way this greatest delicacy is prepared.
Views of Jablaničko Lake and Prenj mountain regions are breathtaking and will make you wanna stop and breathe those in.
Some 40 km from Mostar and around 20 km from Pocitelj, Trebižat River plummets in a 28 m-high arc, creating a mesmerizing natural and 120-meter-wide water amphitheater known as Kravice Waterfall. These captivating waterfalls trapped in lush greenery are a perfect setting for everyone looking for an escape into intact nature.
For those of you who are into swimming and pedaling or simply enjoying one of the most photogenic Disney-like settings, which have its charm no matter the season of the year you are visiting, Kravica Waterfall is an absolute must additional stop.
Then we continue through some really amazing parts of the Neretva River canyon, telling the unique stories of Herzegovina before we arrive at our second stop – Počitelj.
Stunningly nested above the Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), easy uphill, one-hour-long walking activity, accompanied with stories of the town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year-long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanovic tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.
Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present-day Ottoman-Mediterranean style designed fortress – town Počitelj is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.
In the end of the walk we take some time for locally grown fresh lemonade or Bosnian coffee if you prefer 🙂
After Počitelj, our next stop is Blagaj.
Blagaj town is home to Buna River Spring – Europe’s most beautiful, powerful, clean, and drinkable karst river spring, settled beneath a rock a few hundred meters high. Water comes out of quite a large but stunningly deep cave, which springs an amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Can you imagine this?
Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, dating most likely pre or early Ottoman era from the early 16th century, a unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Visiting this complex and learning more about Dervish life in Herzegovina as an important part of our history is a MUST DO.
For Muslim travelers, “Tekija” is a place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.
As we finished our visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune,” we stayed there for a bit longer. It is time for lunch. Due to the famousness and cleanliness of Buna river, the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today is local trout. That is why we don’t leave the place before we offer our guests to try locally prepared trout on “Blagaj Way”, enjoying the amazing scenery of Buna River spring and Dervish House next to it. Vegetarians, don’t worry, we have solutions for you as well 🙂
Lunch is not included in the price, so plan an extra 10 to 12 EUR for the lunch.
Only 15 minutes further, it is time for the Mostar experience, which is the most important jewel on our “Herzegovina Necklace” day trip.
As soon as we arrive in Mostar, we start our walking tour, which will cover the most important sites and locations in Mostar.
We focus on Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness in regard to historical and cultural diversity.
The story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, its rise and fall, and how it rose again. You will learn about the Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, and about “Mostarians.” We recreate Mostar for you and with you.
In Mostar, if preferred, we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to “hold a candle all the way”.
Sunsets are an amazing time in Mostar, so we’ll have a drink at a place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today.
When Mostar is done, it is time to return to Sarajevo, and it will take us around two hours before we are “home”.
The reason why, during this day tour, we prefer to arrive at Mostar around 3 or 4 pm and then explore Mostar is because in the afternoon, most of the day tours and big groups passing through Mostar are already gone, so we get to have Mostar for ourselves for the maximized experience.
On the way back, we can make another break for those desiring to try the famous roasted lamb at Jablanica. We expect to be in Sarajevo around 7 pm, so better don’t plan too many things that evening as days can be quite long some time.
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I have lot to say about this tour and Funky tour team.
I was booked this tour on 04/aug/23 for 5 th august 2023 how ever due to my mistake during booking i choosed date for Oct 2023 .on 5th of august i was waiting for thir call at my Hostel Sarajevo,i just bit more anxious about pick up so i just call there number and one lady responed and they asked about tour confimation i repled to her without knowing about this mistake i have made.but she arraged my pickup and tour started as agreed.
Afer scutnize during the tour funky team told me about this then only i realized about this date change but they well organized my tour with out any argument it was exceptional. We are 3 on that day other 2 are from USA.
Our guide was really cool ( i forgot his name actually) he well explained about Bosnia and Herzegovinas history and culture he well trined and knowlegable person. Only thing i was booked tour including Kravince fall, but due this mistake i was not able to visit during this trip my bad luck.how ever funky tour was refunded that extra amount to me i strongly recommend funky team to every one bcz not only about tour also thire cutumer service was excellent.
Fun and educational trip with amazing guide!
He had so much knowledge about Bosnia and Herzegovina and really made our day! It was a small group of 5 with two couples and our guide. We visited some amazing places, had a lovely Bosnian coffee and lunch later on and learned so much about history and architecture.
We could really tell Amel loves his country but also likes to learn about other cultures.
Unmissable. See so much in day.
A fascinating trip especially as I had not realised how much Bosnia had to offer. Stefan and our expert driver Lamija opened our eyes to parts of this stunning and diverse country. The journey was comfortable and captivating as they drove and showed us around. Both were lovely, professional and knowledgable. I felt I saw so much in a day that wouldn’t otherwise have been possible without Funky Tours.
All that is funky–and then some.
As I researched possible tours of the Balkans, I wanted to avoid large groups travelling by coach. I also wanted an itinerary that would balance exploration of nature, culture, and history. Funky Tours looked especially promising.
After recently completing my tour, I am happy to say that Funky Tours far exceeded my high expectations.
Emir was our expert guide and driver, but he was also so much more. He shared his wide and deep knowledge of the region and its history, vivid anecdotes from personal experience, and a delightful sense of humor.
I admired his candor and thoughtfulness in addressing difficult, sometimes political questions, and marveled at his resourcefulness as a troubleshooter who nimbly addressed any and all issues throughout the trip.
Our itinerary was rich and fascinating, often taking us off the beaten track for immersion experiences that helped burst the tourist bubble. I should add that the tour struck a fine balance between comfort and physical activity. Hotel accommodations were excellent, the van was comfortable, and meals provided by the tour were tasty.
At the same time, I enjoyed our walking tours and light hiking in beautiful natural surroundings. Funky Tours also wisely combines structured days with plenty of free time for exploration. As much as I recommend Emir, I have no doubt that everyone at Funky Tours is a capable professional. Just keep in mind that whatever your associations with “funky”, mine are fun, informative, mind-expanding, and first rate.
A Great experience
I spent a week in Sarajevo and did 4 tours total with this company. What a great decision that turned out to be. It was an excellent way to learn about the culture and history of Bosnia and to venture out into the countryside.
Guides were top notch, friendly, informative and genuinely interested in sharing their country with visitors.
The Total Siege tour with Almir was special, an experience I won’t forget.
The office staff who managed the scheduling were also great. Special thanks to Edna for her kind assistance.